This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
We can see the light at the end of the tunnel as we've now completed our final grueling Sunday night FAAB session and our squads are loaded for the final frontier. There's less than one full week left in the season and, by far, this is the toughest one to project with teams clinching or about to clinch playoff spots. Some of our aces will be lifted early from their starts and many of our best hitters will certainly see some days off. Week 26 is a crapshoot for so many reasons, and every single hit and pitch is magnified, especially in leagues where certain categories are bunched up. I'm wishing you all the best for the final stretch in your pursuit of a fantasy championship.
Since we covered the pitching tiers last week, let's take a look at hitters at each position respective to their performances and assumed ADPs. New additions in the top 100 are marked with an asterisk.
In the top 100:
This is essentially the same group as last season, except that Realmuto (2016 ADP: 112) replaces 2017 disappointment Jonathan Lucroy as the fourth member in the top 100. Though Realmuto's average took a tumble after the All-Star break (.302 before, .248 after), he's still Posey Lite, but with the stolen bases. Realmuto hit .303 in 2016 and should be a solid bet to top at least .280 next year, along with